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Key Votes

Mike Simpson's Voting Records

Full Name: Michael 'Mike' K. Simpson
Office: U.S. House (ID) - District 2, Republican
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 2
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kathy
Birth Date: 09/08/1950
Birth Place: Burley, ID
Home City: Idaho Falls, ID
Religion: Mormon

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
March 13, 2013 HR 890 Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(246 - 181)
Yea
March 6, 2013 HR 933 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - House
(267 - 151)
Yea
Feb. 28, 2013 H Amdt 23 Reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act Amendment Rejected - House
(166 - 257)
Nay
Feb. 28, 2013 S 47 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(286 - 138)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2013 HR 273 Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees Bill Passed - House
(261 - 154)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2013 HR 761 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 23, 2013 HR 325 No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(285 - 144)
Yea
Jan. 23, 2013 HR 367 Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 15, 2013 H Amdt 4 Offsets Cost of Disaster Relief Appropriations Through Discretionary Budget Cuts Amendment Rejected - House
(162 - 258)
Nay
Jan. 15, 2013 HR 152 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - House
(241 - 180)
Nay
Jan. 3, 2013 HR 45 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 House Co-sponsor
Jan. 1, 2013 HR 6726 Congressional Pay Freeze and Fiscal Responsibility Act Bill Passed - House
(287 - 129)
Yea
Jan. 1, 2013 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(257 - 167)
Yea
Dec. 20, 2012 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Conference Report Adopted - House
(315 - 107)
Yea
Dec. 20, 2012 HR 6684 Spending Reduction Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(215 - 209)
Yea
Nov. 30, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(245 - 139)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 16, 2012 HR 6156 Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(365 - 43)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2012 HR 3409 Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(233 - 175)
Yea
Sept. 20, 2012 H J Res 118 Congressional Disapproval of Department of Health and Human Services Rule to Waive Certain Requirements for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) Joint Resolution Passed - House
(250 - 164)
Yea
Sept. 20, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Failed - House
(257 - 158)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 19, 2012 HR 5912 Prohibits Public Funding for Political Party Conventions Bill Passed - House
(310 - 95)
Yea
Sept. 14, 2012 HR 6213 No More Solyndras Act Bill Passed - House
(245 - 161)
Yea
Sept. 13, 2012 HR 6365 National Security and Job Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(223 - 196)
Yea
Sept. 12, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(301 - 118)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2012 HR 6169 Pathway to Job Creation through a Simpler, Fairer Tax Code Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(232 - 189)
Yea
Aug. 2, 2012 HR 6233 Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(223 - 197)
Yea
Aug. 1, 2012 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(256 - 171)
Yea
July 31, 2012 HR 3803 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Bill Failed - House
(220 - 154)
Yea
July 31, 2012 HR 828 Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(263 - 114)
Yea
July 31, 2012 S 679 Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act of 2011 Bill Passed - House
(261 - 116)
Yea
July 26, 2012 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act Bill Passed - House
(245 - 172)
Yea
July 25, 2012 HR 459 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(327 - 98)
Yea
July 25, 2012 HR 6082 Congressional Replacement of President Obama's Offshore Drilling Plan Bill Passed - House
(253 - 170)
Yea
July 25, 2012 HR 6168 President Obama's Proposed 2012-2017 Offshore Drilling Lease Sale Plan Act Bill Failed - House
(164 - 261)
Nay
July 19, 2012 H Amdt 1416 Prohibits Use of Funds in Contravention of the Defense of Marriage Act Amendment Adopted - House
(247 - 166)
Yea
July 19, 2012 HR 5856 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 Bill Passed - House
(326 - 90)
Yea
July 12, 2012 HR 4402 National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(256 - 160)
Yea
July 11, 2012 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 Bill Passed - House
(244 - 185)
Yea
July 9, 2012 HR 6079 Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 House Co-sponsor
June 21, 2012 HR 4480 Domestic Energy and Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(248 - 163)
Yea
June 19, 2012 HR 2578 Conservation and Economic Growth Act Bill Passed - House
(232 - 188)
Yea
June 7, 2012 HR 436 Repeals Excise Tax on Medical Devices Bill Passed - House
(270 - 146)
Yea
June 7, 2012 HR 5855 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2013 Bill Passed - House
(234 - 182)
Yea
May 31, 2012 H Amdt 1160 Project Labor Agreements Amendment Adopted - House
(218 - 198)
Nay
May 31, 2012 HR 3541 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 Bill Failed - House
(246 - 168)
Yea
May 18, 2012 H Amdt 1127 Repeals Indefinite Military Detention Provisions Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 238)
Nay
May 18, 2012 H Amdt 1140 Prohibits Reductions to Strategic Nuclear Arms Required by New START Amendment Adopted - House
(238 - 162)
Yea
May 18, 2012 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Bill Passed - House
(299 - 120)
Yea
May 17, 2012 H Amdt 1103 Limits Funding for War in Afghanistan to the Withdrawal of U.S. Forces Amendment Rejected - House
(113 - 303)
Nay
May 16, 2012 HR 4970 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(222 - 205)
Yea

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